Due to non-availability of night time train service between Bangalore and Nagercoil, over 5,000 passengers were forced to travel by bus everyday.
Hence the railways should introduce a night train connecting these two cities through Hosur, Salem, Namakkal, Karur, Dindigul, Virudhunagar and Madurai, Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli Districts Residents Association of Bangalore has demanded.
In a petition to all MPs from the State, T.S. Jegan, president of the association said that with the growth of Information Technology sector, more youngsters were working in Bengaluru and they frequently travel between these places.
They wanted the new train to start from Bangalore at 5 p.m. and reach Nagercoil by 8 a.m. and another train could start at Nagercoil at 5 a.m. and reach Bangalore by 8 a.m.